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#BlogTour Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb #IamLori #TeamLori @OrendaBooks @CrimeThrillGirl

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I’m a happy member of #TeamLori! It’s such a good series and I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for the third book in the series.

My Review:

This is the third book in the Lori Anderson series by Steph Broadribb and these books just keep getting better and better. If you haven’t read the previous books then I think that you could pick it up here and work out enough of what is going on for it to make sense, but it is definitely worth going back to book one, Deep Down Dead and book two,  Deep Blue Trouble.

The main character, Lori, is so feisty and strong that I love reading about her and what she gets up to. Of course, her life has never been easy and she has faced more than her fair share of trouble but I suppose that being a Bounty Hunter isn’t the most peaceful career a gal could have.

Steph Broadribb is a brilliant writer, her books are so full of action that you will not want to stop reading. I found this book so hard to put down as I just had to keep reading and find out how Lori was going to get herself out of the trouble that she always seems to find herself in.

Once again, publisher Orenda Books brings us a brilliant read from an excellent author. This is definitely one of my favourite series to read. My only complaint is that the books don’t come out fast enough!

Thank you to Orenda Books and Steph Broadribb for a copy of Deep Dirty Truth. I was under no obligation to review the book and all thoughts are my own.


Deep Dirty Truth AW.inddA price on her head. A secret worth dying for. Just 48 hours to expose the truth…

Single-mother bounty hunter Lori Anderson has finally got her family back together, but her new-found happiness is shattered when she’s snatched by the Miami Mob – and they want her dead. Rather than a bullet, they offer her a job: find the Mob’s ‘numbers man’ – Carlton North – who’s in protective custody after being forced to turn federal witness against them. If Lori succeeds, they’ll wipe the slate clean and the price on her head – and those of her family – will be removed. If she fails, they die.
With North due in court in forty-eight hours, Lori sets off across Florida, racing against the clock to find him and save her family. Only in this race the prize is more deadly – and the secret she shares with JT more dangerous – than she ever could have imagined. In this race only the winner gets out alive…
Brimming with tension, high-stakes jeopardy and high-voltage action, and a deep, emotional core, Deep Dirty Truth is an unmissable thriller by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in crime fiction.

About The Author:

Steph BroadribbSteph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at www.crimethrillergirl.com where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases.

Steph is an alumna of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens.

Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb is out now and is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

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#BlogTour Only A Mother by Elisabeth Carpenter @LibbyCPT @orionbooks #review #blog #backablogger #bookreview

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I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Only A Mother by Elizabeth Carpenter and I’m sharing my review today.

My Review:

Only A Mother is author Elizabeth Carpenter’s third book but it is the first one that I have read. I have heard a fair bit about her previous books, especially 99 Red Balloons which is a book on my tbr pile that I very much hope to read soon.

When I was given the opportunity to read Only A Mother I was quick to say yes, not only because of the author but also because the blurb sounded interesting. The idea that your child had committed an awful crime and was in prison isn’t a nice one, would you stand by them and visit them regularly, or would you step back from them, dissociating yourself from them and the crime that they have committed?

Erica stuck by her son, despite being made a social pariah and suffering regular abuse she stayed in her home that was a bus ride away from the prison that her son was kept in. She determinedly insisted that he was innocent, yet we also know that she has doubts, she knows that he lied to her but despite this, she insists that he would not be capable of hurting anyone.

Is she in denial? It certainly seems that she is and when Craig is finally released from prison she finds that her son is not the one who left her all those years ago, and for the first time she feels scared of him and starts to wonder just how well she knows her son.

When another girl goes missing everything explodes and the police are once again knocking at Erica’s door and she once again has to make the decision of whether to protect her son or face the possibility that he is not the person that she thought he was.

I really enjoyed Only A Mother, while it is quite a depressing read at times, there is also a lot of light and hope in the story. It certainly made me think about things and the people around me, and just how well do I know them?

This was a compelling read, if I wasn’t reading it then I was thinking about the book which is a sure sign of a great read.

I am sure that many people will enjoy Only A Mother by Elizabeth Carpenter, I know that I did and now I want to read her previous books even more than I did before.

Thank you to the publisher, Orion, for a copy of Only A Mother by Elizabeth Carpenter. I was under no obligation to review the book and all thoughts are my own.


only a mother 1ONLY A MOTHER . . .

Erica Wright hasn’t needed to scrub ‘MURDERER’ off her house in over a year. Life is almost quiet again. Then her son, Craig, is released from prison, and she knows the quiet is going to be broken.


Erica has always believed Craig was innocent – despite the lies she told for him years ago – but when he arrives home, she notices the changes in him. She doesn’t recognise her son anymore.


So, when another girl goes missing, she starts to question everything. But how can a mother turn her back on her son? And, if she won’t, then how far will she go to protect him?


About The Author:

elisabeth carpenterElisabeth (Libby) Carpenter won a Northern Writers New Fiction Award (2016) and was longlisted for Yeovil Literary Prize (2015 & 2016) and MsLexia Women’s Novel award (2015).

Elisabeth lives in Preston, Lancashire with her family. She loves the north of England, setting most of her stories in the area – including the novel she is writing at the moment.

99 Red Balloons was Elisabeth’s debut novel.

Only A Mother by Elisabeth Carpenter is out now and is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.